I got an e-mail from Will a few days ago, offering his castlots program for public perusal.
If you take the time to read the fine print there, you’ll see castlots is a python ditty that rolls six-sided dice in groups of one to six, as you might need for a tabletop game.
And after each roll, a note of congratulations. 🙂
There are other programs that do the same, and even Web pages (just an example, not an endorsement 😉 ) that can handle this task; Will’s program has a prettier interface and needs very little overhead to do the job.
castlots looks good in a terminal emulator and on a virtual console; of course the international fonts may or may not be visible depending on font settings, etc.
I like castlots for being simple. It’ll be fun to see which direction it goes from here. Of course, if you have suggestions or want to pitch in, contact Will directly at his e-mail address.